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Hemodynamic and vascular effects of ventricular sourcing by stent-based ventricle to coronary artery bypass in patients with multivessel disease undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery.
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PMID:  16159836     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: The hemodynamic and vascular effects of ventricular sourcing by a stent-based (VSTENT, Percardia) left ventricle-to-coronary artery bypass were studied in a patient subgroup of the European multicenter ADVANTAGE study (ADjunctive treatment with the VCAB/VSTENT myocardial implANT system in coronary Artery bypass Graft patiEnts). METHODS AND RESULTS: Twelve patients who underwent VSTENT implantation in addition to coronary artery bypass surgery were studied up to 12 months after the procedure. The VSTENT was implanted distal to a hemodynamically relevant coronary artery stenosis. Coronary flow velocity was assessed at rest and during dobutamine stress. Intraoperative VSTENT implantation was successful in 11 of 12 patients. Early postoperative angiograms showed patent VSTENT in 8 of 11 patients, with predominantly systolic flow distal to the VSTENT. Coronary flow velocity reserve induced by dobutamine stress was 1.7+/-0.1 (P=0.006). VSTENT patency at 2- to 6-month follow-up was present in 5 of 11 patients, with concomitant VSTENT stenosis in 4 of those 5. In all patients, coronary flow velocity increased 3- to 4-fold proximal to the VSTENT, which was associated with a moderate degree of arterial remodeling. Except for target vessel reintervention (n=5), no other major adverse events were observed in 11 of 12 patients. One patient died on the second postoperative day, though the cause was probably not related to the VSTENT implantation. CONCLUSIONS: VSTENT implantation seems to be safe in the mid-term follow-up and leads to a predominantly systolic coronary flow pattern in the vessel supplied by the VSTENT, with a flow reserve similar or close to that seen with conventional bypass. VSTENT patency rate, however, was unacceptably low at 3- to 6-month follow-up and needs to be improved.
Peter Boekstegers; Philip Raake; Rabea Hinkel; Tilmann Pohl; Christian Kupatt; Andreas Knez; Frank Christ; Sandra Eifert; Gerhard Steinbeck; Bruno Reichart; Calin Vicol
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Multicenter Study    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Circulation     Volume:  112     ISSN:  1524-4539     ISO Abbreviation:  Circulation     Publication Date:  2005 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-14     Completed Date:  2006-02-21     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0147763     Medline TA:  Circulation     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  I304-10     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Grosshadern University Hospital, Munich, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Artery Bypass / methods*
Coronary Circulation*
Echocardiography, Stress
Follow-Up Studies
Graft Occlusion, Vascular / epidemiology
Heart Ventricles / surgery*
Middle Aged
Treatment Outcome

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